> I was wondering how long it should take after adding a host to the hosts
> file before it becomes useable in backuppc. After I add a host, it seems to
> take 1/2 hour to 1 hour before I can start a backup job on it.
> Is there a way to force backuppc to do a netbios lookup so it can register
> the new pc quicker? I know this won't matter much once all the pc's are
> on-line, but it would be nice to be able to add a new PC and back it up
> right away :)
From the docs:
The file /data/BackupPC/conf/hosts contains the list of clients to
backup. BackupPC reads this file in three cases:
* Upon startup.
* When BackupPC is sent a HUP (-1) signal. Assuming you
installed the init.d script, you can also do this with
* When the modification time of the hosts file changes. BackupPC
checks the modification time once during each regular wakeup.
Whenever you change the hosts file (to add or remove a host) you
can either do a kill -HUP BackupPC_pid or simply wait until the
next regular wakeup period.